STEM Women in KidLit

STEM Women in KidLit

Join authors Rajani LaRocca and Artemis Roehrig as they talk to women with STEM careers or jobs who also happen to be children's book authors and illustrators! For more information visit: rajanilarocca.com and artemisroehrig.com

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May 4, 2021 46 min

Join authors Artemis Roehrig and Rajani LaRocca as they talk to children's book author and science communicator, Kirsten Larson, about NASA, Invention, and Embracing Opportunities.
To find out more about Kirsten and her books, visit her website!

Books recommended on this episode:

Your Place in the Universe

Jason Chin (Author)

When the Whales Walked: And Other Incredible Evolutionary Journeys

Dougal Dixon (Author)? Hannah Bailey (Illu...

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Join authors Rajani LaRocca and Artemis Roehrig as they chat with wildlife population geneticist and children's book author L.E. Carmichael about wolves, forensics, and writing like a scientist. To find out more about L.E. Carmichael and her books, visit her website!


Books recommended on this episode:

Out of the Ice: How Climate Change Is Revealing the Past

Claire Eamer (Author)  Drew Shannon (Illustrator)

Monster Science: Could Mo...
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Join authors Rajani LaRocca and Artemis Roehrig while they talk with web designer and middle grade author Gail Villanueva.
For more information about Gail and her books, visit her website

Books recommended on this episode:

A Garden in Your Belly: Meet the Microbes in Your Gut (Masha D'Yans)What Miss Mitchell Saw (Hayley Barrett (Author)  Diana Sudyka (Illustrator))The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl (Stacy McAnulty)The Science ...
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Join authors Rajani LaRocca and Artemis Roehrig as we talk to neuroscientist and children's book author Laura Gehl.
To find out more about Laura and her books check out her website

Books recommended on this episode:
Earth! My First 4.54 Billion Years (McAnulty/ Litchfield)
The Last Marshmallow (Lin)
Girl Versus Squirrel (Barrett/ Adriani)

Find out more about the hosts and their books:
Rajani LaRocca
Artemis Roehrig

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Join authors Rajani LaRocca and Artemis Roehrig while we talk to children's book author/illustrator and pediatrician Dow Phumiruk about pictures, pediatrics and 12-Color Pens!
Learn more about Dow on her website


Books Recommended on this Episode:

The Last Straw: Kids vs. Plastics (Hood/Engel)Ada Twist, Scientist (Beaty/Roberts)Can You Crack the Code?: A Fascinating History of Ciphers and Cryptography (Schwartz/Williams)Zoobots:...
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Join authors Rajani LaRocca and Artemis Roehrig while we talk to children's book author and computer scientist Laurie Wallmark about Biographies, Dinosaurs, & Computer Science!

Find out more about Laurie Wallmark on her website.

Books recommended on this episode:
The Reason for the Seasons (Peterson)
Beastly Bionics: Rad Robots, Brilliant Biomicry, and Incredible Inventions Inspired by Nature (Swanson)
Pipsqueaks, Slowpokes, an...

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Join Rajani LaRocca and Artemis Roehrig while we talk to nonfiction children's book author  Melissa Stewart (who has degrees in biology and science journalism) about nonfiction, finding stories, and structure vs function.

Find out more about Melissa on her website.

Books recommended in this episode:
Save the Crash Test Dummies (Swanson/Grooms)
Crossings: Extraordinary Structures for Extraordinary Animals (Duffield/Orodan)
All 13: T...

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Join hosts Rajani LaRocca and Artemis Roehrig as they chat with picture book author and extramural research integrity officer/ molecular biologist Patricia Valdez about Komodo dragons, the importance of role models, and Spy Hunting.

Find out more about Patricia and her books on her website!

STEM books recommended on this episode:
Just Right: Searching for the Goldilocks Planet (Manley/Lanen)
A Black Hole is Not a Hole (DeChistofano/C...

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Join hosts Rajani LaRocca and Artemis Roehrig as they chat with middle grade author and software engineer Aimee Lucido about Java, "bark" mitzfah, and forms of writing.

Find out more about Aimee and her books on her website

STEM books recommended on this episode:
Secret Coders (Yang/Holmes)
The Animals Would Not Sleep! (Levine/ Alvarez Miguens)
Because of an Acorn (Schaefer/Schaefer/Preston-Gannon)

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Join Rajani and Artemis as they talk to raptor biologist and KidLit author Jane Veltkamp about raptors, 3D printing, and writing for a cause.

Visit Jane's website: https://www.birdsofpreynorthwest.org/
Buy Beauty and the Beak

Books recommended in this episode:
Scientists Get Dressed (Rose)
The Mutant Mushroom Takeover (Short)
Snowflake Bentley (Martin/Azarian)

For more info about the hosts and their books, check out: https://artemisro...

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Rajani and Artemis talk to software developer and children's book author Karen Strong about technology, haints, and "debugging a book."
Learn more about Karen and her books on her website: https://www.karen-strong.com/
Purchase Just South of Home


Books recommended on this episode:

How to Code A Rollercoaster (Funk/Palacios)
Feathers: Not Just for Flying (Stewart/Brannen)
Emmy In the Key of Code (Lucido)

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Rajani and Artemis talk to physician and children's book author Sayantani DasGupta about narrative medicine, fantasy and "kids like me".
Learn more about Christine and her books on her website: http://www.sayantanidasgupta.com/
Purchase Kiranmala and the Kingdom Beyond



Books recommended on this episode:

100 Bugs!: A Counting Book (Narita/Kaufman)
Honeybee: The Busy Life of Apis Melifera (Fleming/Rohmann)
A Ring of Endless Lig...

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STEM Woman and KidLit author Jennifer Swanson talks with Artemis and Rajani about chemistry, cars, and Cousteau.
Jennifer's website: https://jenniferswansonbooks.com/
Jennifer's podcast: https://solveitforkids.com/

Books recommended in this episode:
Water is Water (Paul/Chin)
An Egg is Quiet (Aston/Long)
http://www.steamteambooks.com/

For more info about the hosts and their books, check out: ArtemisRoehrig.com and RajaniLaRocca.c...

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Rajani and Artemis talk to engineer and children's book author Christine Taylor-Butler about engineering, aliens, and STEAM vs STEM.
Learn more about Christine and her books on her website: ChristineTaylorButler.com
Purchase The Lost Tribes


Books recommended on this episode:

A Seed Is The Start (Stewart)
Twinderella, A Fractioned Fairy Tale (Schwartz/Marcero)
Science Comics: Solar System: Our Place in Space (Mosco/Chad)

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Rajani and Artemis talk to product designer and children’s book creator Vicky Fang about math, musicals, and mixed up pets! 

To purchase signed copies of Vicky’s books click here

Learn more about Vicky on her website: https://vickyfang.com/

Books recommended in this episode: Baby Loves the Senses (Spiro/Chan)
Dozens of Doughnuts (Finison/Farley), Welcome to the Moth Ball: A Nighttime Insect Celebration (Burns/Harasimowicz), Wood, Wir...

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